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Evers Fine and Performing Arts School Field Trip at the Chicago History Museum

Graphic Organizers make field trips more engaging for students

Check out these models from the Chicago History Museum, and Chicago Metro History Fair Staff and Teachers:

  • Analyzing a History Museum Exhibit What makes a CHM display successful? Students select a section that really interests them and analyze it to determine what makes an exhibit powerful for the public.


Organize a Field Trip to the Chicago History Museum

CHM Field Trip Registration

Teachers, if you are interested in visiting the museum with your class, please fill out the Field Trip Reservation Form.

Facing Freedom Exhibit and Website Inspires Students

This corresponding website helps students work though historical analysis.

Facing Freedom website

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Introduce Students to Chicago History through Historical Fiction

Great Chicago Stories website

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History Fair Students May Use the Research Center

CHM History Fair Appointment

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (no phone calls):

"All Things for History Fair Research at the CHM" may be found at:

The research center is CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays.


CHM's "Chicago Daily News" Photos on Explore Chicago Collections

chicago daily news screenshot Previously available on the Library of Congress' American Memories site, the Chicago History Museum's collection of Chicago Daily News photos can now be viewed on Explore Chicago Collections. To search within the collection, add additional topics to the search field, or just browse the collection.

CHM History Fair Bibliographies

Get Ideas for Topics, Jump Start Your Research

CHM history fair bibliography

Chicago History Museum has bibliographies of many History Fair topics. Both secondary and primary sources may be found.  Consider a bibliography the very useful "tip of the iceberg," in terms of available sources.

(Update: CHM has a new website, and this page is still under construction. Please check back later.  Students may try the Internet Archives' "Wayback Machine" in the meantime.)


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